“We know that these last number of months, many great traditions have been forgone for this year — and hopefully only for this year,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said back in July. … [Read more...] about Annual Labor Day Parade Canceled, But Mass At St. Paul’s Cathedral Goes On
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“We did over 500 cars today. Each box had over 10 meals, so with the five emergency distributions that we’ve done since the pandemic, we’ve provided over 300,000 not just warm meals, but hope.” … [Read more...] about Local Labor Unions Step Up With Alternatives To Traditional Labor Day Parade
The New York architect David Rockwell, known for his designs of restaurants (like Nobu), hotels (including several Ws), and, lately, Broadway musicals (his first was Hairspray, with those brilliant moving, dancing posters), has published a coffee-table book called Spectacle. It includes photos, interviews, and information on many of the world’s great spectator events — including, naturally, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He spoke to Daily Intel yesterday. What makes the parade so interesting to you? streets. … [Read more...] about David Rockwell Loves a Parade
Don’t bother requesting yet another procession on Fifth Avenue. The city has banned any new parades there. And forget any other place and time that has traditionally hosted another event, because those are off-limits too — which pretty much kills your big plan for a conga line down Broadway on the third Thursday in November. … [Read more...] about So You Want to Throw a Parade?
Shunted to the back of tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, New York City firefighters aren’t the only ones who are angry with parade chair John Dunleavy. For several years, Dunleavy has banned gay groups from marching and last year would not allow City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who’s 100 percent Irish and 100 percent gay, to walk wearing so much as a pink pin. Though she marched on March 4 in a gay-friendly parade in Woodside, Quinn will blow off the Ancient Order of Hibernians entirely this year by taking her dad, her partner Kim Catullo, and five council members (including Staten Island Irishman Mike McMahon) to a more inclusive parade in Dublin. While Dunleavy didn’t return calls for comment, Quinn did talk to Tim Murphy about accessories, the Irish, and her father. Her words are after the jump. … [Read more...] about Everyone’s a New Yorker on Saint Patrick’s Day